Dr. Phillip Lim, DO

Dr. Phillip Lim, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Phillip Lim, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Buena Park, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific in 2003 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

5742 Beach Blvd Ste G

Buena Park, CA 90621

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 92% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lim "Treating acute and chronic pain patients with a multimodal approach To minimize the need for medications, increase function, and increase the quality of life.  We offer cutting edge regenerative approaches to heal and restore tissue function such as Platelet Rich Plasma and stem cell therapies.  We offer the full spectrum of state of the art injections and interventions such as kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, percutaneous tenotomy/fasciotomy, and infusion therapies.  "

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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43  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Downey Regional Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Interventional Pain Medicine)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Loma Linda Unversity/School Of Public Health (Mph)
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lim to family and friends
44 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Lim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Helpful staff and doctor truly invested in the well-being of his patients.
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I created an account with Healthgrades just to promote Dr. Lim to other patient's with chronic pain. Completely disregard the past reviews: Dr. Lim is a magnificient doctor who takes his time to get to know his patients. At my consult, he did a thorough physical exam and ordered an injection...more
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Despite reading disappointing comments, I elected to give Dr. Lim the benefit of the doubt - BIG mistake! Staff did not return calls for appt., waited 2 hrs in waiting room for consult. Prior to procedure, a catheter was inserted for a sedative to be administered before the actual procedure then...more
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A couple members of the support staff are a little unorganized and can be difficult to communicate with over the phone. However, I have had excellent experiences with the practitioners. They are very knowledgeable about cutting edge treatments and work hard to answer every question I have. They are...more
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Office staff was incompetent and said they couldn't see me because their internet was down and I was late to my appointment. I was technically 20 minutes early to my "actual" appointment. I sat in the waiting room for 10 minutes and no one greeted me or gave me papers to fill out. Then the...more
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